One Dies in Ox-Cart, Bus Collision
ONE person has died on the spot while two others sustained serious injuries in a road accident which occurred on Sunday around 05:00 in Lukulu, Western Province.
Acting Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale said the accident involved a Scania Marcopolo bus registration number ABE 4838 and an Ox Cart along Lukulu road near Ngimbu cooperative in Western Province.
Meanwhile the two animals which were pulling the Ox cart died on the spot while the bus had its front part extensively damaged.
Mwale said details of the accident are that a Lusaka bound bus from Lukulu which was being driven by Wilibesi Lungu aged 40 of Garden Compound in Lusaka hit into the Ox Cart which was in his lane coming from the opposite direction.
He said a passenger of the Marcopolo bus identified as James Mbangu aged 26 of Lusaka died instantly after being hit by the Ox cart pole which penetrated the bus after the collision.
Mwale revealed that two passengers from the Ox cart namely Margret Mwangala age not known of Lukulu district sustained a deep cut on the forehead while male Likumbi Mukumbi aged 13 also of Lukulu district sustained a bruised right leg.
He said the two injured have been admitted to Lukulu Hospital while the body of the deceased is laying in the same Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Nephew arrested raping his aunt, police say
A 24-year-old woman was allegedly raped and assaulted by her 31-year-old nephew after she was from bathing.
Copperbelt province police commanding officer, Peacewell Mweemba said the incident happened when the victim 25 went into the bathroom to take a bath while wrapped in a chitenge material.
However, shortly after she came out of the bathroom, Joseph Shula allegedly pounced on her.
“The suspect then covered her mouth with his hand to avoid her shouting and went on to undress the victim and inserted his penis into her private parts,” he said.
Mr Mweemba said the victim sustained a painful vagina and general body pains.
He said Shula was immediately apprehended by members of the family and some neighbours who took him to Mushili
Police Post where the matter was reported.
Mr Mweemba said Shula will appear in court soon.
Meanwhile, a man of Chipulukusu is on the run after he allegedly defiled a 15-year-old neighbour.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 6th June, 2023)
High temperatures and clear skies expected in June and July due to El Nino conditions
MINISTER of Green Economy and Environment Collins Nzovu says the country will continue experiencing high temperatures above normal for both day and night during this month and July.
The Minister however said, episodes of cooler night temperatures may be experienced for a few days over Gwembe, Ndola, Mansa, Mwinilunga, Kasempa, Kabompo, Livingstone and Mbala Districts and surrounding areas.
He said the high temperatures are attributed to the El Nino conditions being observed over the equatorial Pacific Ocean and the warmer Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures.
“Moreover, there has been an increase in the heat trapping Greenhouse Gases in the atmosphere globally. These conditions are fuelling the high temperatures being observed,” he said.
Mr Nzovu said the expected high temperatures may drive increase in energy demands for cooling and irrigation.
He said in addition, the increased water losses due to evaporation resulting from the high temperatures may affect water levels in dams and other water bodies.
Mr Nzovu further said the high temperatures may provide favourable conditions for agriculture pests as well as human and animal diseases to thrive
He said his ministry through the Meteorological Department, in collaboration with other stakeholders such as the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) will continue providing updates and advisories.
(Mwebantu, Tuesday, 6th June, 2023)
‘Abductors’ plead guilty
THE two men accused or abduction have pleaded guilty to five out of the over 50 abduction, aggravated assault, aggravated robbery and sexual offenses committed against against 13 young women last October.
A marshall is currently reading the rest of the charges to James Bwalya and Mathews Sikaonga who are appearing before Lusaka High Court Judge Charles Kafunda.
(THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY)
(Mwebantu, Monday, 5th June, 2023)